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Overall rating
88.78/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Vintage
05.1998
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refilled Sherry Cask
Casknumber
116
Number of bottles
300
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Feb 2017 4:01 pm by True-Whisky.com
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 302.56

12 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1998 VM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.78 points

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    definitely no water necessary

    Conclusion: Bamm, that's a great, older Springbank, a brilliant refill Sherry Cask, the only very subtle sulfur is only noticeable in the nose, but is completely gone in the taste and finish. In general, a very malt capable of traveling, the nose is dominated by rather slightly sweet walnut notes, while the taste is nice and dry (cocoa), and hardly comes without sweetness - 90 points
    • Nose
      90 90
      The mineral Springbank peat is here more restrained, typical of older Springbanks, some coal dust, in addition the very strong and dry Sherrynoten like dried dates, raisins, cocoa, leather and tobacco, also some salt one finds, later comes strong, caramelized walnuts and a gentle hint of sulfur added
    • Taste
      89 89
      dry sherry notes with only light sweetness, leather, tobacco, some oak, raisins, neat cocoa and medium-bodied, mineral peat smoke, very oily mouthfeel
    • Finish
      90 90
      long lasting, it only sounds very slow, again the dry sherry combination of cocoa, leather and tobacco, accompanied by a subtle smokiness of walnuts, beautiful oak without bitterness

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. peter_rasmussen scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    A very mellow one, smooth, cooked white fruits, sweet, demerara sugar, some citric fragrants, long lasting.

  5. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Bishlouk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A super nose, very typical (I like!). The reduction feels a little too much in the mouth, I think, for this kind of whisky that, in my opinion, is more charming with a few more horses under the hood. That said, it is a good Springbank (especially the nose), accessible to neophytes of this distillery. Damage for the price, very high, which strongly handicaps the official 18 years, also at 46%.
    • Nose
      Very typical of the distillery, with calcareous smoke and mineral very present. But also fugacious dried aromatic herbs, and all the panoply that brings a Sherry cask: tobacco, raisin, walnut, orangette, sweet spices.
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity, and sweet. Almost too easy, too accessible for Springbank. Maybe because of the reduction? Sweet tobacco, candied yellow fruit, caramel, black grape syrup. Sweet spices are always there, too; just like the mineral smoke (but which is, here, more discreet).
    • Finish
      Average. Spices sparkle on the palate. The tobacco is residual, while the smoke and the sweet fruit disappear.

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